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start september first. big news long from berlin fresh shakes the indonesian island. of peril caused panic on the island they come just two weeks after quake killed nearly five hundred people a day coming up. hundreds of thousands of venezuelans a country in search of work but as the numbers grow neighboring countries say no
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more warm. record floods and. more than eight hundred thousand people imagine if you work a struggle to rescue the many still trapped with food and drinking water running short. you money welcome to the show the indonesian island has been rocked by a series of powerful earthquakes one measuring six point three magnitude and another off the islands north east coast measuring six point nine a strong quake earlier today had its epicenter in the islands northeast it caused long slides and chain and damaged buildings but they've been no reports of injuries or fatalities because of the nature strong bulk up to the most destructive quake i know in history to mexico more than four hundred. the people with q.
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ok i'm now joined by max weldon he's a correspondent in jakarta who's been following the story for us so max what earthquakes in long book what's the situation like at the moment i mean how are people coping. yes really this is another tragedy can to compound existing emergency ongoing. record of success rates today mentioned one thing going on which is very high on the richter scale. already reporting that much of the island now without the city. of course yes it's. absolutely devastating on top of what have already a terrible like. when just looking at our screens now pictures of them i was running around in panic after what must have been one of the what else norris is doing in the wake of the fresh clean. was spoken to
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a contact that i have. in the capital one block he said to me that thankfully local a much more familiar with what to do now he said that they responded to the glazers quakes. much more in a much more orderly fashion than the previous disasters but again international organizations such as the red cross coordinating with the army and. the national disaster management agency. again too it was already an ongoing but with article a lacking true water. and temporary accommodation trying to build schools the children can continue to was but again it's really compounding what was already a very devastating situation and further damaging the structure which will make it even harder for parties to get to be able to join the kind of know the northern
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mountainous regions which have been hardest hit and why have there been so many traumas in indonesia. in a major you know it's very trying it from the pacific ring of fire the local kind so it's always been. earthquakes however. i think most. would say that this is highly unusual to have quakes. short period of time i'm not sure anyone quite knows why but again in asia unfortunately it's very very. very bad luck i would say however in terms of ongoing rescue effort from the red cross they're expecting is required to. take eighteen months the very least in order. for them and we're looking into. the area. of
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course that's very very devastating situation and we hope for the quakes. well we'll continue looking at the situation max well then in jakarta thank you thanks very much afghan president ashraf ghani has the candle for original three months. with the taliban now he said the truth would hold on least. and meanwhile the taliban have said they will see hundreds of prisoners for the forthcoming eve holiday the announcement follows a week of fierce fighting in which the taliban launched an assault against the city of gagne which is a couple. let's listen to ashraf ghani that appeal to the taliban for peace the taliban open i believe that we call upon the leadership of the taliban to welcome the wishes of afghans for a long lasting and real peace and we are going to ready themselves for peace talks
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based on islamic values and principles. venezuela's president nicolas maduro has announced a series of economic reforms aimed at curbing hyper inflation which this year could hit one million percent a new currency starts trading this week the country's protracted economic crisis has prompted hundreds of thousands of venezuela's to seek a new life elsewhere in latin america but they're facing ever tighter restrictions on getting into other countries. brazilians in the border town of powder kind turn on venezuelan immigrants forcing hundreds to flee back across the frontier violence flared after an alleged attack on a local restaurant owner but tensions have been building for years as huge numbers of venezuelans escaping turmoil at home have poor it into brazil. chaotic scenes also on the border between colombia and ecuador which has tightened passport
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requirements for venezuelans wanting to enter the country like many fifty year old gabriele malo volta wants to travel through ecuador and then into peru but the authorities there too are cracking down on venezuelans. i'm here with my wife we're hoping for some kind of humanitarian measure from the ecuadorian government that allows us to enter so we can continue our journey to peru. we really want to contribute. if we don't work our kids will starve. we're going to stick together until we get to our destination in peru so we can work and fight for our kids. that may now be more difficult but with the venezuelan economy in tatters and no guarantee president maduro is reforms will succeed there's little incentive for would be emigrants to
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return home. colombia is a transit country for the thousands of venezuelans seeking work on a new life in ecuador and rule and ophelia homes there who teach joins us from the capital bogota affiliates good to see you let's begin with you giving us a sense of the conditions in venezuela that are really forcing these people from their homes what's it like. well the crisis has reached on presidents of levels you said it before hyper inflation is believed to reach one million percent this year i spent some days in venezuela earlier this year to cover the elections and you can literally see people eating from the garbage you have to stand in line for hours because of the shortages everywhere and it takes hours to just get one apple or a couple of eggs now april of this year about eighty percent of the population was believed to to be living in severe poverty and hundreds more are at risk of
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starvation venezuelans have lost eleven kilos on average and just eating is a struggle every single day ophelia you're describing what i can only say and imaginable scenes but what's life for the people who manage to feed venezuela they considered to be displaced. well definitely they have a really tough journey once they flee their country they have to walk or hitchhike for weeks it takes them hot thousands of kilometers to cross the region and the estimates of how many venezuelans have been able to sleep are imprecise it's believed to be from two million up to four million people and even though many countries are trying to help colombia here for example has granted special permission to eight hundred thousand of them as well as to say the truth is that most countries are overwhelmed with the situation and that's why they're tightening their borders asking for these. for prostitutes for example in peru and ecuador
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which many venezuelans don't have because of the turmel in their country and we've actually seen a scene a tightening of those borders in brazil which says it's now sending troops to the border town where recent clashes occurred how explosive is the situation. well these troops that will be sent out on monday are supposed to drive in as well and out of these improvised cons like the one that was attacked on saturday but we do believe that these riots will become more common as we seize in zero four we are increasing in the region we saw protests in ecuador earlier this this week asking the government to solve the situation because many fear that venezuelans will be taking over they jobs they do i agree to earn lower wages than the locals and we have seen some petty crimes and this has become a reason for many to believe that venezuelans will be turning their towns into
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a more insecure place and we do see that the situation in the bordering towns everywhere is becoming worse ophelia hunza ruthie joining us from bogota thank you authorities in southern india struggling to cope with some of the worst floods in over a century more than three hundred people are dead and hundreds of thousands have been displaced rescuers in the state of kerala stepping up efforts to bring food and water to the many people still stranded by the high water more rains are forecast for the coming days. with the heavy rain easing off rescuers the seizing the chance to evacuate though you stranded down below. and it's mother in the triad lost. on the ground still the most effective way to reach remote villages these people have been stuck here for nearly a week their homes are uninhabitable so they've moved all their stuff of the hill
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camping out together in this fair summary hospital. but we've been here for the past six days about thirty five of us adults and fifteen children managed to get here we got trapped because of the floods. being dropped in by helicopter to deal with the growing shortage of food and water but that in itself presents dangers some prefer him to stay on higher ground. and this is still a delicate and difficult rescue operation fast flowing water and mudslides as well as being deadly have also abruzzi trees and blocked off key access to roads. in. the places that this lady's happened.
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six hundred to eight hundred of these big these are all and. as rescuers dove the painter remote areas they make more grim discoveries with. areas completely submerged they fear the death toll will continue to rise. the first round of the german cup continued on sunday and there were big scorelines for the top clubs cologne their fourth division opponents f.c. dynamo nine one zero with. grabbing four goals and hanover up with six goals past calls for her there was one upset however a fifty a side. scored a late winner to defeat two one. defeat in victoria cologne three one. well we want to watch a sports now and this. one the rally of germany the thirteen year old had already started strong his toilet on thursday taking the lead in the quest for the magic to
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maintain that advantage staying ahead of his rivals in the four day race to seal a second consecutive victory in germany. and. impressed hundreds of spectators in crimea as they took part in the cliff diving world cup the black sea resort town of see my provided a stunning backdrop while the top competitors wow to the crowds lining the beach the divers launched themselves off a twenty seven. and the winner was a familiar face. great britain once again one first prize and two cold six. and here's a reminder of the top story we're following for. more powerful traumas have struck the indonesian island of the six point three magnitude quake caused panic. before
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a six point nine magnitude quake also shook the region and quickly two weeks ago killed nearly five hundred people. there watching to. get there in the meantime you can log onto our website. for news and information feel free to also follow us and social media. thank you for watching. everybody. millions of species a home worth saving. those are big changes and most start with small
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